The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Android tablet is finally making its way to North America for major launch. The ‘thinnest mobile tablet’ should be available at Best Buy stores by June 17th nationwide, firstly available in NYC Best Buy Union Square location on June 8th for $499 and $599 for the 16GB and 32GB models respectively.
Also, we should see the Galaxy Tab 10.1 available at Verizon packing some 4G/LTE punch on June 8th for pre-order, with no specific shipping date as of yet. The pricing will be $529.99 for the 16GB model and $629.99 for the 32GB, and a Wi-Fi only version will be available in the ‘mid-summer’. Only an extra $30 to grab the 4G edition, not bad at all!
Press Releases below.
Finally, what many of us have been waiting for since the announcements from Sprint at CTIA. Best Buy has sent out an email to all those who have asked to be notified about information on whats to come. This latest mailer comes with great news! You can now reserve your Sprint HTC Evo 3D. Thats right! The newest installation in the line of Evo’s from Sprint can now be yours. So if you want this new Android 2.3 device, get over to your local Best Buy store and reserve it now, as via your local retailer is the only way to reserve! I know I’ll be headed to Best Buy the first chance i get.
Check out the specs below:
- Android 2.3
- 1.2 GHz dual-core Snapdragon CPU
- 4.3-inch 3D capacitive touchscreen with 960×540 pixels res.
- Dual 5-megapixel rear cameras for recording 3D video at 720p
- 2D video at 1080p.
- 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera for video calls
- 4GB of internal memory, microSD expansion slot.
- DNLA support and HDMI port
- Dimensions: 5.0×2.6×0.48 inches
Looks like the folks over at Best Buy are going to be the first to be graced with the presence of the highly anticipated
Honeycomb Gingerbread tablet from our favorite Taiwanese manufacturer. The HTC Flyer is now available for pre-order on Best Buy’s website for $499.99. We ASSume for the most part that T-Mobile should be picking up the device as well due to the fact that the device supports HSPA/WCDMA AWS/2100 MHz and Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE at 1800/1900 MGz. I’m thinking of trading my trusty Galaxy Tab 7″ for the Flyer, assuming it will be graced with Honeycomb shortly after release.
A couple of things that set this device apart from the rest of the tablet community, would be the fact that as far as we can tell, this is the first “skinned” (Sense UI) tablet running Gingerbread 2.3 and could possibly remain skinned after the Honeycomb update. Furthermore, the Flyer is the first device to sport the new HTC Scribe technology which allows you to use a “stylus” like device to write, draw, take notes and highlight items. The device should also come equipped with the new HTC Sense 3.0 at launch, and although we were told the skin would require at least a dual-core chip due to its CPU intensive nature and “hardware limitations“, the Flyer’s 1.5 GHz processor should still suffice. So, gonna get one? Let us know what you think in the comments below. Hit the break for the full spec layout and to check out the video demo of the device in action from HTC themselves. Read more
The folks over at androidcentral have stumbled upon some interesting news. A non retail, working display model of the tablet has been sent to Target. The picture shows that the supposed release date might be May 15. Knowing you can get them for $450 at Best Buy, does anyone else think a pricing war could be in the near future? A lot of vendors are already doing this with phones, perhaps tablet will be next? Let us know what you think in the comments below.
This morning at 10:46 am EST @BestBuyMobile announce via Twitter that today (and Saturday) is Free Phone day. They’re Twitter account, points you to the Best Buy page where you can order one of these free phones. The Android phones listed at $0.00 are a Samsung Fascinate (Black or White) for Verizon and a Samsung Captivate for AT&T. Oh yea, there’s a couple BlackBerry Curves as well, but who really wants a Blackberry?
Anyway, this could potentially be a good deal for someone that is considering a move to VZW or AT&T, as a new 2yr contract is required. See the tweet below:
If you’ve been excited about the launch of the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer…well, you apparently weren’t the only one, and we hope you’ve already grabbed yours. Amazon made the Transformer available for sale in the US early this morning…and was sold out within just a few minutes. Likewise, Target lists it as “unavailable” and BestBuy.com already has it showing up as “backordered.” We don’t know how many were made available for this first-round release, but apparently it was not enough to meet the demand for the product.
Honestly, this isn’t that surprising, given that it’s basically a Honeycomb tablet that docks onto a keyboard to make a nice laptop-like device when you want that experience. It’s a very cool device concept, and it’s priced at a VERY competitive $399. That is, if you can find one.
Stay tuned, we’ll keep you posted.
We’ve been told in the past that the Samsung Nexus S 4G should have been available by now, but alas, the dates given have passed us by. Fear not Nexus S 4G consumers, for Best Buy is allowing you to order the Samsung Nexus S 4G at $199.99 with a new two year contract via their website, even though they haven’t given any clear shipping dates. Either that or you could buy it without a contract for a mere and measly $699.99! If you fear they may fly from the shelves before you can grab one, this may appeal to you.
Just for good measure, here’s the long list of amazing features this Google experienced device will have within;
- 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot capability, supporting up to six Wi-Fi enabled devices simultaneously
- gyroscope sensor to provide a smooth, fluid gaming experience
- Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, which allows the device to read information from everyday objects, like stickers and posters embedded with NFC chips
- 16GB Internal Memory (ROM)/512MB (RAM)
- Wi-Fi® – 802.11 b/g/n
- Bluetooth® 2.1 + EDR
- Integrated GPS
- 1500 mAh Lithium-ion battery
- Android 2.3 Gingerbread
- 5 megapixel rear-facing camera and camcorder and front-facing VGA camera
Are you interested?
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Best Buy has set up a webpage showing the specifications for their upcoming exclusive Toshiba tablet. Will there be a name for this tablet? For now Best Buy is calling it The Toshiba Tablet.
We have known about this device since January, and we are still waiting for the release date and pricing. For now we will have to settle for “coming soon.”
The Toshiba Tablet runs on Honeycomb and features a 10.1-inch 1280×800 display, front and rear-facing cameras, HDMI out, USB 2.0, and a full-sized SD card slot. This will be the first Android tablet to have a user-replaceable battery.
You can see a video of The Toshiba Tablet here.
Yes, looks like there is a new tablet we can all drool over and now pre-order. This one in particular from Acer comes outfitted with the following:
- Android 3.0 Honeycomb
- 1.0GHz NVIDIA Tegra Processor
- 10.1″ Display
- 1280×800 LCD screen
- 1GB Memory, 16GB Hard Drive
- WiFi-only, and more.
Sounds nifty, ‘eh? Sure does. With the different tablets coming out, this new Acer Iconia Tab A500 looks to fit in just fine, and will give the competition a run for its money. The official price of this device has been set at $449.99 and can be pre-ordered at Best Buy.
Hit the break for the full press release…..
If you are looking to buy a tablet, you cannot tell me that you are not intrigued about the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer. If you haven’t heard about it yet, it is a 10.1-inch Honeycomb tablet with a NVIDIA dual core processsor. What makes it intriguing is that it has a physical keyboard dock. We have heard rumors about it being released on Amazon and at Best Buy next month for a price of $499.00. If this holds true, this might be the best Android tablet out there.
We have known about the Transformer for some time now, but they have officially released the full specifications.